SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST (30 miniutes)
Part A: Spot Dictation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage ONLY ONCE.
Good afternoon, everybody. I'm pleased to be here with you, graduates of 2007. I'm a ________ (1), and students often approach me with ________ (2). You see, we are living in a society of great changes. With the presence of ________ (3), the process of getting a job in today's world has changed for ________ (4).
Well, how can you use new technologies to help you? First, let's look at how you ________ (5). The traditional method of hunting for a job in the past required first, doing research on jobs that were ________ (6), typically by looking in newspapers, periodicals and magazines, as well as TV ads, and ________ (7). Then you decided where and for what post you were going to apply, put your resume ________ (8) in a stamped envelope, and waited anxiously for someone to ________ (9).
Well, today, maybe the job search and ________ (10) are very much the same, but the tools used are much more advanced, and they ________ (11). In fact, technology has not so much changed the process as enhanced it. The benefit, both for ________ (12), is that this makes the search more open to people of ________ (13) from all over the world. But as more people are involved, it becomes ________ (14) for the applicant than it ever was before.
The ________ (15) for the working world today is learning these new and ________ (16) and combining them with the older methods people have been using for years. For example, ________ (17), you can research employment not just in your city, but also in your state, your country, and ________ (18). You can copy information from a web page and paste it into a Microsoft Word document that's easy to ________ (19). In many ways, it's easier now: Just type your job application, click, and ________ (20); it gets there in an instant.
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this part of the test there will be some short talks and conversations. After each one, you will be asked some questions. The talks, conversations and questions will be spoken ONLY ONCE. Now listen carefully and choose the right answer to each question you have heard and write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following conversation.
(A) Entertainment on TV.
(B) The news in the US.
(C) Being a correspondent.
(D) Interpreting news.
(A) The news is just entertainment.
(B) The news is shallow.
(C) The news gets reported in the same style.
(D) The news is boring.
(A) The news offers easy information that doesn't mean much to you.
(B) The news makes you feel like you're learning, but actually you're not.
(C) The news is just another popular entertainment program like a sitcom.
(D) The news must be presented by physically attractive ladies.
(A) More entertaining.
(D) Less interesting.
(D) The Internet.
Questions 6 to 10 are based on the following news.
(A) A trade show of the latest sporting goods is on display.
(B) An event for team sports is held with the country's best athletes.
(C) A spring market fair for cutting equipment and accessories is open.
(D) A business rendezvous is scheduled between VIPs and the best athletes.
(A) Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla Firefox 2.
(B) SnapBack, a private browser that does not store individual information.
(C) A built-in RSS reader to quickly scan the latest news and information.
(D) Safari 3, the world's fastest and easiest-to-use web browser.
(A) Heavy rain triggered floods which caused heavy casualties and damage.
(B) Harsh drought had been going on for several years and killed some people.
(C) 23 people were missing after a storm hit a village in the mountainous province.
(D) Authorities were searching for the people who had crossed the border from other countries.
(A) Two soldiers hijacked a jet plane full of passengers in flight.
(B) The hijackers were captured after killing one of the hostages.
(C) A military unit arrested the hijackers with no one injured or killed.
(D) The hijacked plane landed safely at an airport in a neighboring country.
(B) $ 900, 000.
(C) C$1 million.
(D) C$2 million.
Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following interview.
(A) TV programs.
(B) Media coverage on crime.
(C) The school system.
(D) Juvenile crime.
(A) The problem has been overdone by the media.
(B) The messages the kids get make them like that.
(C) The school has not done enough to help the kids.
(D) Some kids are essentially violent.
(A) Giving the kids a more caring environment.
(B) Setting up a responsible school system.
(C) Taking harsh actions against violence in the school.
(D) Keeping the kids under one-to-one surveillance.
(A) Do supervised activities.
(B) Take instructional programs.
(C) Stay in school for supper.
(D) Go in for sports.
(A) Because they can help set good role models.
(B) Because they can stop white-collar crime.
(C) Because they can reduce crime.
(D) Because they can make criminals feel fair.
Questions 16 to 20 are based on the following talk.
(A) Workplace inequality.
(B) Sexism in language.
(C) The AIDS crisis.
(D) The way the mass media treats women.
(A) Language and thought definitely influence each other.
(B) It is impossible to understand the relationship between the two.
(C) What we think certainly determines what we say.
(D) What we say very probably affects what we think.
(A) The professional world.
(B) The United Nations publications.
(C) The international women's organization.
(D) The feminist movement.
(A) Nouns don't have a gender in English.
(B) Spanish nouns have two genders.
(C) German nouns are either masculine or feminine.
(D) The issues of gender vary across-languages.
(A) How some publications avoid sexist language.
(B) Why we have to avoid sexism in English.
(C) The efforts we have already taken to eliminate sexism.
(D) The gender issues in different languages.